Review: The Smurfs 2 (2013)

The Smurfs

Released in the late summer of 2011, Raja Gosnell’s The Smurfs made an astonishing (and not to be snivelled at) $560 million at the worldwide box office, despite a lukewarm critical response. So, in that respect, The Smurfs 2 seemed inevitable. And, without doubt, a mere two years later and Belgian comics artist Peyo’s little blue fictional creations are back for another cinematic adventure that rehashes the formula that proved so fruitful the first time around. Continue reading “Review: The Smurfs 2 (2013)”

Evening Standard British Film Awards 2012: Nominations

Shame, Tyrannosaur and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy lead the nominations for the 39th London Evening Standard British Film Awards.

Selected by a host of Britain’s leading film critics, the London Evening Standard British Film Awards recognise the skill and audacity of those involved with the British film industry.

The awards, hosted by Stephen Mangan, will take place on Monday, February 6 Continue reading “Evening Standard British Film Awards 2012: Nominations”

DVD Releases: December 5, 2011

The Hangover Part II

Director: Todd Phillips

Starring: Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis and Ed Helms Continue reading “DVD Releases: December 5, 2011”

UK Box Office: September 9 – 11, 2011

1. The Inbetweeners Movie – £2.1M

2. Friends With Benefits – £1.9M

3. Jane Eyre – £1M Continue reading “UK Box Office: September 9 – 11, 2011”

US Box Office: September 2 – 4, 2011

1. The Help – $14.2M

2. The Debt – £9.6M

3. Apollo 18 – $8.7M Continue reading “US Box Office: September 2 – 4, 2011”

US Box Office: August 26 – 28, 2011

1. The Help – $14.4M

2. Colombiana – $10.3M

3. Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark – $8.7M Continue reading “US Box Office: August 26 – 28, 2011”

UK Box Office: August 19 – 21, 2011

The Inbetweeners Movie, a big screen spin-off of the hit E4 comedy show, opened at the top of the UK box office this weekend with a whopping £13.2M, surpassing all analysts predictions.

Its better-than-expected opening means the Entertainment Film Distributors’ film has already reclaimed the slender £3.5M Continue reading “UK Box Office: August 19 – 21, 2011”

US Box Office: August 19 – 21, 2011

1. The Help – $20.4M

2. Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes – $16.3M

3. Spy Kids: All The Time In The World – $12M Continue reading “US Box Office: August 19 – 21, 2011”

UK Box Office: August 12 – 14, 2011

1. Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes – £5.8M

2. The Smurfs – £3.7M

3. Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 – £1.7M Continue reading “UK Box Office: August 12 – 14, 2011”

US Box Office: August 12 – 14, 2011

1. Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes – $27.5M

2. The Help – £25.5M

3. Final Destination 5 – $18.4M Continue reading “US Box Office: August 12 – 14, 2011”